Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A mucii, a mucose, a mucositis

With the change of radiotherapy regime, came... a carrier bag full of drugs to help stave off mucositis. Yep, lovely, eh, just gargle after me one more time, mucositis.

Mucositis is an extension of my gooey glut really, its where the mucii takes over and makes you mouth and throat so mucousy (yes, I'm making some of them up) that you can't eat and drink. Not good.

So, prevention is the order of the day with mucaine (...a running around my vein) the much vaunted favourite at the Western. I suppose its only part of the package though, since it coats the throat to ease swallowing - sort of like a mucozade drink to aid recovery. On top of that are these soluble co-codamol tabs that seem big enough for a pack of Dugs, never mind a wee one like me. And, there's no getting away from it, Movitall, because the colossal co-codamol can cause constipation. Which is sh...

1 comment:

  1. It appears that one of the greatest side-effects of these drugs is the unerring ability to create copious puns. Personally speaking I love 'em. Particularly 'mucaine – running around my vein' and mucozade – inspired!
    Hear about the constipated mathematician?
    Worked it out with a pencil.
    Badda bing! I'm here all week folks.